Arcadia is bustling when I meet with Brisbane Festival’s Artistic Director David Berthold on the Festival’s second day. The ‘Festival Central’ – pop-up bars, activities and stages along the South Bank waterfront – is filling up as people gather to stake out the best spots to watch the River of Lightdisplay. “Every time I turn my head over there I see more people,” Berthold says enthusiastically as we look out from the Divine bar.

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